That's because the local people and red necks love a good Drunk Fest and so do I, that's why there was such a big crowd every year.
The city changed it's status to metro so they could apply for additional funding from the government. If we were still considered a rural area we wouldn't have qualified for the funds to start a bus system.
But why did the concert fail. Was it the price of tickets, off site parking, wrong performer. And is there a way to have a sucessfull venture in that venue or should we stop trying.
HuDhat and Jimmy.
I don't know what you are meaning by poor planning. ON site parking maybe? The parking issue was addressed in all advertisements for the concert I saw. I do agree that parking at the place should happen.
The concert has been advertised since February on the radio. Kiz 96 and 92.3. It has been on the Hinesville Downtown and the Hinesville Farmers market Facebook page for months. It was in the paper a time or two and again parking was addressed.
Wrong performer, maybe so.
As far as stop trying, It was the FIRST venture of that kind at the Commons. Do you stop after one? No you learn from what went wrong and fix it so you can have a successful venture.
why can't you park on site. Who makes that call. For that matter who is the controlling authority for the property. Is there room to park enough cars to support a concert. Hard to imagine there was no food and beverage.
Why did it fail? IMO, it failed because the community is apathetic in all things. I also think the placement of the park is an issue. Those who are not apathetic are openly hostile to the park, with good reason. Take at look at the comment regarding the concert being over at 9pm and therefore noise was not an issue. The person who made that comment doesn't have small children/babies trying to sleep. They are not on a different shift from the usual 9 to 5 and therefore not being able to sleep because of the noise isn't an issue to them. I have heard people on Desert Storm say they could hear the concert in their homes. My heart bleeds for the people who are forced to live right next door to that thing.
On site parking should not be that big of a deal. Take at look at Shrimp Fest. Same set up but it is packed with people.